11 a.m. — 9 p.m.
If you’re passionate about protecting Pittsburgh’s urban forests — and you love the taste of fresh pawpaw — this event is for you.
Unveiling an expanded format and new venue, Tree Pittsburgh’s annual benefit bash supporting urban forestlands is taking the eco-fun to the Carrie Furnaces. With the addition of nationally-renowned bands — and Pittsburgh’s first Pawpaw Fest — this family-friendly event has much to offer lovers of both live music and the great outdoors.
Find out why the native edible fruit is all the rage in our region as you try pawpaw flavored beers and foods, and peruse vendor displays.
Hear fascinating pawpaw stories during talks by Matt Davies (Ohio State University pawpaw researcher), Eric Pawloski (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association), Phil Gruszka (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy) and Phillip Bauble (Penn State).
Headlining Saturday’s event is the Fort Lauderdale-based indie rock sextet, KIDS. Also performing will be a varied lineup of locals, including Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution, Melinda, The Turpentiners, Byron Nash and Plan B and Same.
Proceeds will support tree planting and tree care programs, Tree Tenders training courses, advocacy work, and the Tree Pittsburgh Heritage Nursery — where thousands of trees are grown from local seeds.